The show is going on, so dress warmly for Beale Street Music Festival tonight

Memphis in May officials advise everyone coming to the music festival tonight to pack on the layers and slip on the boots.

It’s wet and cold, and that won’t change until Saturday, at the earliest.

But unless the weather turns particularly severe, festival-goers can still expect to hear The Wallflowers, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sheryl Crow and Hall and Oates tonight, among numerous other acts.

“The show goes on. The music’s going to be great,” MIM spokesman Diane Hampton said. “So dress appropriately. ... Layer your clothing, wear boots.”

Some tips for those going down to Tom Lee Park on Friday: umbrellas aren’t allowed, so bring ponchos or rain coats. So far, while the ground is wet, Hampton said there isn’t a lot of mud. About 45,000 square feet is covered, she said.

Through late Friday morning, about 1.25 inches of rain had fallen in the area, according to the National Weather Service. Another .75 or so is expected through midnight. The day began with temperatures in the mid-50s, but that has steadily fallen to the mid-40s, and is expected to remain in that range.

Saturday should be a bit better, though: the chance of rain is just 40 percent, and the high is expected to be in the mid-50s.

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